Get in­volved to im­prove well­be­ing

Pilbara News - - News - Court­ney Fowler

In keep­ing with the theme of men­tal health week, Men­tally Healthy WA and V Swans Ash­bur­ton held a Have A Go Day for Onslow res­i­dents to take part in on World Men­tal Health Day last Satur­day.

The of­fi­cial theme for Men­tal Health Week, Act-Be­long-Com­mit, en­cour­ages ev­ery­one to take ac­tion to pro­tect and strengthen their men­tal health and well­be­ing by keep­ing ac­tive, be­long­ing to the com­mu­nity and mak­ing com­mit­ments to en­gage in reg­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties.

Act-Be­long-Com­mit Pil­bara health pro­mo­tion co-or­di­na­tor Gemma Brooks said it was a good time to raise aware­ness of men­tal ill­ness and re­duce stigma.

She said it was also im­por­tant to re­flect on what keeps us men­tally healthy.

“Most of us think a lot about what we can do to keep phys­i­cally healthy, but we rarely stop and think about how to look af­ter our men­tal health” she said.

V Swans Onslow early years li­ai­son of­fi­cer Amanda Mey­ers said the event was about rais­ing aware­ness of what was on of­fer in the com­mu­nity and en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to get in­volved.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the Act-Be­long-Com­mit ini­tia­tive in Onslow, con­tact Ms Brooks on 9143 2240 or visit the Onslow Act-Be­long-Com­mit Face­book page.

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